THE WATERBOYS ‘Out of All This Blue’ 2CD

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Out of All This Blue, the new album from the Waterboys that marks a clear departure from their best-known records: the galvanizing 1985 LP This Is the Sea and 1988’s ramshackle Fisherman’s Blues. In its simplest incarnation, it’s a 23-track double album running 96 minutes, but add the 11-track bonus disc to the mix and Out of All This Blue balloons to two hours and 16 minutes. What spurred Mike Scott to indulge in his loquacious tendencies? A new love, naturally. Between 2015’s Modern Blues and Out of All This Blue, he fell in love and married the Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi—better known as Rokudenashiko—and the couple had a child. All this joy informs the songs and spirit of Out of All This Blue, whose very title, if viewed from a certain angle, suggests a triumphant emergence from sadness.